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Emirates Team New Zealand Update - First Race Day at Cardiff

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 1:26 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand finished the first day of racing at the Cardiff Extreme Sailing Series regatta less than happy with their performance. More >>

Smith to Lead NZ at World Champs Opening Ceremony

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 12:28 pm | ESNZ High Performance

New Zealand endurance rider Andrea Smith will carry her nation's flag at the opening ceremony of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in France tomorrow night (Aug 23, France time). More >>

Columb Ready for European Adventure

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 11:41 am | Bikesport NZ

Queenstown’s Scott Columb (Altherm JCR Yamaha), packing his bags for Europe once again. Photo by Andy McGechan, BikesportNZ.com More >>

INXS Kicks in the TV Ratings, Tops the NZ Album Charts

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:30 pm | Mediaworks

Following the success of INXS: Never Tear Us Apart on TV3, the band’s greatest hits album, INXS: The Very Best has taken the #1 spot in the New Zealand album charts, the first time INXS has had a #1 album here since 1987. More >>

NZ historian embarks on final Gallipoli survey session

Friday, 22 August 2014, 5:19 pm | Ministry For Culture And Heritage

Ministry for Culture and Heritage war historian Ian McGibbon – New Zealand’s representative on the tri-nation Joint Historical and Archaeological Survey of the Anzac Battlefield at Gallipoli – will soon take part in the fifth and final field ... More >>

National Selectors name trialists for Silver Fern Trials

Friday, 22 August 2014, 3:43 pm | Netball New Zealand

Twenty six of the country’s elite Netballers have been invited to trial for places in the 2014/2015 Silver Ferns squad. More >>

The Creation 216 years since it brought fame to its composer

Friday, 22 August 2014, 3:25 pm | NZSO

One of history’s most famous composers, Joseph Haydn , once confessed, “I want to write a work that will give permanent fame to my name in the world”. More >>

Haier Pulse Secures Silver Fern Jodi Brown

Friday, 22 August 2014, 3:06 pm | Haier Pulse

The Haier Pulse has added Silver Fern Jodi Brown to the roster for the 2015 ANZ Championship, following her return from an extended break after picking up a silver medal at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. More >>

Block NZ Returns to TV3

Friday, 22 August 2014, 3:03 pm | TV3

Mediaworks And Kiwibank Take Viewer Engagement to New Levels As the Block NZ Returns to TV3 More >>

NZ String Quartet Takes Chamber Music Into Intimate Settings

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:47 pm | New Zealand String Quartet

The New Zealand String Quartet is harking back to the times of musical soirees for its new Salon Series of concerts performed throughout New Zealand in August and September. More >>

ALCP Announce Transport And Energy Policy

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:26 pm | ALCP

The transport and energy sectors stand to benefit significantly according to infrastructure policy released today by the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party. More >>

Fireman's Challenge Raises Funds for Youth Charity

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:24 pm | NZSki

Teams of firefighters in full gear went head to head on the slopes, in aid of the Bruce Grant Youth Trust. More >>

Bass And Mid Camping Areas Selling Fast

Friday, 22 August 2014, 1:11 pm | Rhythm and Vines

BASS camp has just a handful of tickets left and we thought we best warn you that MID camp is filling up really quickly too! More >>

Visa Teams Up With Heart Kids New Zealand

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:57 pm | Visa

AUCKLAND, August 22, 2014 – Visa is delighted to announce it has signed a new charitable agreement to support Heart Kids New Zealand. More >>

Kiwi continues strong APRC charge at Malaysia

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:31 pm | Mike Young Motorsport

Kiwi rally driver, Michael Young, has taken out the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) Junior Cup title two rounds early in his Cusco Racing Proton Satria Neo in Malaysia over the weekend, along with extending his lead in the two-wheel-drive cup. More >>

Practice day at Cardiff a taste of things to come

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:22 pm | Emirates Team New Zealand

Emirates Team New Zealand update - Practice day at Cardiff a taste of things to come More >>

Opera brings education benefits

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:16 pm | NZ Opera

The involvement of young artists and students in and around the NZ Opera production of Don Giovanni has been delivering benefits in music, technology and drama education in Auckland this week, and will do so again through September. Some of the initiatives ... More >>

New Zealand names Motocross of Nations Squad

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:14 pm | The Motocross of Nations

New Zealand again finds itself stuck between a rock and a hard place on the international motocross front but is, as always, determined to rise to the challenge. More >>

Teahupo’o Turns it On for Tahiti Surf Pro

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:09 pm | MG Media

Each year around August a very big wave literally swamps the tiny Tahitian town of Teahupo’o, more than quadrupling its population with the world’s best surfers and their travelling caravan of fans, media and sponsors. More >>

Kiwi Triathletes Win Bronze at Youth Olympics

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:03 pm | Triathlon New Zealand

New Zealand will return from the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games with two medals and just as importantly a wealth of experience under the belts of its two athletes and Coach Nathan Richmond in what has been a very successful week. More >>

The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop

Friday, 22 August 2014, 12:02 pm | Mediaworks NZ Ltd

The Rock’s Bryce Casey to Bowl 55-Hours Non-Stop for Cure Kids Red Nose Day Appeal More >>

Long Cloud Youth Theatre: The Mountebank

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:58 am | Long Cloud Youth Theatre

"The Mountebank" is Long Cloud Youth Theatre 's original devised work; an interactive and immersive piece of promenade theatre bringing together characters and audience like never before. More >>

Vodafone gets Lorde fans first in line for concert tickets

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:13 am | Vodafone

Vodafone customers who are fans of Kiwi singing sensation Lorde can get exclusive pre-sale tickets to her New Zealand tour – 48 hours before anyone else. More >>

NZ Fashion Weekend Opening Party

Friday, 22 August 2014, 11:10 am | New Zealand Fashion Week

Kicking off the biggest weekend in New Zealand fashion, the official NZ Fashion Weekend Opening Party is going to be the hottest ticket in town for fashion and music lovers. More >>

Library lock in: spend the night on your family tree

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:50 am | Auckland Council

Spend the night ‘locked in’ the Central City Library tracking your family history or whakapapa at the annual Karen Kalopulu Family History Lock In. More >>

The Chills 2014 EU Tour T-Shirts

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:36 am | The Chills

Fresh off of the back of the bands European tour last month, we're more than chuffed to announce that we have 3 great t-shirts for sale. They are as shown above, only with the igloo 'Tour T-shirt' has the tour dates on the back. We have them in sizes ... More >>

The National Band of New Zealand

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:18 am | National Band of New Zealand

The National Band of New Zealand is an entity owned and controlled by the Brass Band Association of New Zealand (BBANZ) to showcase New Zealand’s best brass and percussion players and New Zealand’s unique brass repertoire at international concert and ... More >>

TrinityRoots share Haiku - New single and video

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:13 am | The Label

Trinity Roots are L-R: Rio Hemopo (Vocals, Bass), Ben Lemi (Vocals, Drums, Samples) and Warren Maxwell (Vocals, Guitar, Keys) More >>

Restaurant Association Announces NZ Culinary Fare Winners

Friday, 22 August 2014, 10:05 am | Restaurant Association of NZ

Auckland, 22 August 2014 – Six hundred competitors in 60 classes gave their all in three days of competition at the 22nd annual New Zealand Culinary Fare, concluding this week in Auckland. More >>

Artists no longer living on the 'boanz' of their arse!

Friday, 22 August 2014, 9:52 am | Sandy Rodgers

B.O.A.N.Z. - Business of Art New Zealand 18 October - 25 October 2014 Petone Library, Community Room, 7 Britannia Street, Petone. More >>

The double vinyl CHURCH album!

Friday, 22 August 2014, 9:48 am | Mark de Clive-Lowe

I've been wanting to be able to announce this for a few months, and now it's finally time - (drum rolllllll) - the CHURCH album is available worldwide on 180 gram 2LP double vinyl ! if you love that warm sound of wax, here it is :) Two slabs of heavyweight ... More >>

Rockshop Bandquest 2014 results

Friday, 22 August 2014, 9:39 am | Rockshop Bandquest

They may be young but they know how to rock – this year’s Bay of Plenty contestants took the stage on Thursday 21 August in this year’s regional final of Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students. More >>

RODRIGUEZ Announces October New Zealand Tour

Friday, 22 August 2014, 9:25 am | Olivia Young

Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez will tour New Zealand this November prior to his Australian tour; playing shows in both Auckland (Monday 13 October) and Wellington (Thursday 16 October). Tickets are on sale on Thursday 28 August – go to Ticketmaster.co.nz ... More >>

THE 1975 live in New Zealand for one headlining show

Friday, 22 August 2014, 9:21 am | Secret Sounds

Secret Sounds Presents THE 1975 live in New Zealand for one headlining show AUCKLAND Tuesday 20th January, 2015 Logan Campbell Centre, All Ages Tickets onsale now from Ticketek ENDS More >>

They’re tasty, delicious, nutritious and they’re cheap!

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:06 pm | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation in partnership with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services has released a ‘Cheap Eats’ recipe book designed to deliver tasty, nutritious, $2.50 per serve, meals. More >>

A2 Art - Final call for entries

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:04 pm | Webb's

Final entries are invited for our last A2 Art sale of 2014, which is due to take place on the 25th September. Entries close on Wednesday 27 August 2014. More >>

Simon Evans Accepts Racing Challenges From All Comers

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 5:01 pm | SMEG Racing Team

V8 SuperTourer star Simon Evans is used to having some serious professional competition on the track, but from this weekend he will be accepting challenges from all comers as he pits his considerable racing skills against anyone who dares with the upcoming ... More >>

7 Days Red Nose Day Special NZ vs Australia

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:53 pm | Mediaworks

Comedy for Cure Kids is back and this year the 7 Days Red Nose Day Special is a comedian scrum of epic proportions pitting New Zealand vs. Australia – bringing together comedians and entertainers, rugby superstars and international celebrities ... More >>

Unitec presents ... WIDOWS

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:49 pm | Unitec

By Ariel Dorfman and Tony Kushner Directed by John Davies Featuring Unitec's 2014 Year 2 actors in their first full production at Unitec Theatre More >>

Saxophonist to feature in Jazz Concert of the Year

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:28 pm | Massey University

Renowned US saxophonist Eric Marienthal is the special guest at Massey University’s Albany Jazz Concert of the Year, which kicks off at 8pm on Sunday August 24. More >>

Hot Property: Tv One’s “Our First Home” Goes into Production

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 4:03 pm | TVNZ

Promising to bring the fun and feel-good factor to the nation’s obsession with DIY and the property market, TV ONE’s Our First Home has gone into production with the major backing of BNZ, Toyota and Fly Buys. More >>

Odds stacked against Falcons

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:11 pm | New Zealand Rugby League

Given the obstacles facing the Akarana Falcons each year, their record in the Pirtek National Premiership is nothing short of impressive. More >>

Powertool Records release ‘The Election EP’

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 3:07 pm | Powertool Records

Powertool Records release ‘ The Election EP ’. We at Powertool Records – and our indefatigable artists – are not a team that sits still for long, especially when something big is looming. So we’re sticking it to the ballot box with the ... More >>

Miley’s Pop Porn Is Coming - Lock Up Your Kids

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:49 pm | Family First New Zealand

Family First is encouraging parents to protect their kids from the ‘pop porn’ juggernaut Miley Cyrus who is heading to New Zealand in October. More >>

Preview biggest range of unreleased games at DIGITAL NATIONZ

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:16 pm | Digital NatioNZ

This year’s Digital Nationz (DNZ) has New Zealand’s biggest gaming line up ever! The 27-28 September event at Auckland’s Vector Arena features a huge selection of unreleased games available to preview and play along with a LAN championship, ... More >>

$1,000,000 on the Blackcaps - Catch a Million is Back!

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 2:06 pm | Tui Brewery

TUI PUTS $1,000,000 ON THE BLACKCAPS WINNING THE ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015 CATCH A MILLION IS BACK! More >>

Shapeshifter (DJ Set) The Upbeats with MC Tiki

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:33 pm | Muchmoremusic

This September New Zealand will shake when two of the mightiest powers in New Zealand dance music combine for an EP and national tour. Shapeshifter and The Upbeats have forged a partnership stretching back years – now they’re preparing to take their ... More >>

Popular Book on Hawke’s Bay Children’s Homes Now Online

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:25 pm | Eastern Institute of Technology

A sold-out book that records the harrowing and sometimes heartening stories of people who grew up in children’s homes in Hawke’s Bay can now be read free of charge on EIT’s website. More >>

Iggy Azalea Presents: VMA House of Style Special

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:23 pm | MTV

IGGY AZALEA PRESENTS: VMA HOUSE OF STYLE SPECIAL EXCLUSIVELY ON MTV NEW ZEALAND ON SKY CHANNEL 014, SATURDAY 30th AUGUST FROM 11.35AM NZT More >>

Former Pulse Star to Develop the Next Generation

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 1:07 pm | Netball Central

Former Pulse Star to Develop the Next Generation Media Release 21 August 2014 Frances Solia, former Central Pulse and Samoa captain, has been appointed as Emerging Talent Manager for Netball Central Zone. More >>

Oily Rag - Our high five tips

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:29 pm | Oily Rag

A reader has asked for a quick summary of some quick and easy ways to save money so we have put together our "top five" money saving tips in some money hungry areas. More >>

Tourism: Japan bounces back to overtake Germany

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 12:21 pm | Tourism New Zealand

Visitor arrivals for the year-end July have seen Japan bounce back to reclaim the position of New Zealand’s fifth largest source of international visitor arrivals – a position it lost to Germany in March 2014. More >>

North Shore, Auckland Central and Manukau Rockshop Bandquest

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 11:25 am | Rockshop Bandquest

They’re tuning up and practicing their songs in towns from North Shore to Stewart Island, as over 160 young school bands line up for this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students. More >>

Canterbury Rockshop Bandquest 2014

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 11:21 am | Rockshop Bandquest

They’re tuning up and practicing their songs in towns from North Shore to Stewart Island, as over 160 young school bands line up for this year’s Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students. More >>

Rockshop Bandquest 2014 results

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 11:17 am | Rockshop Bandquest

They may be young but they know how to rock – this year’s Waikato contestants took the stage on Wednesday (20/8) in this year’s regional final of Rockshop Bandquest, the nationwide music contest for intermediate and primary students. More >>

ARL introduce the Ron Ackland Medal

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:37 am | Auckland Rugby League

The Auckland Rugby League have announced the introduction of the Ron Ackland Medal, which will be awarded to the best and fairest player in the ARL under-17 grand final every year. More >>

Auckland Museum lends support to national exhibition

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 10:03 am | Auckland War Memorial Museum

Auckland War Memorial Museum is pleased to be able to make an important contribution to the new national WWI exhibition, led by Sir Peter Jackson, in the form of its own First World War Centenary projects: Cenotaph Online and Cenotaph Community. More >>

Artsplash - doing it for the kids for 27 years

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:56 am | Wellington City Council

Artsplash kicks off next month and behind the scenes of New Zealand’s biggest primary and intermediate event is the energetic Mary Prichard who has been helping to organise and coordinate it for 27 years. More >>

Top 10 Finish for Canterbury: World Pipe Band Championships

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:41 am | Canterbury Caledonian Society's Pipe Band

The Canterbury Caledonian Pipe Band finished as 9th best Pipe Band in the world at the recent World Pipe Band Championships at Glasgow. The current New Zealand Champions placed in the top 10 for the first time in the elite Grade 1 final. The Championship ... More >>

National Poetry Day Celebrations & Book Launch this Friday

Thursday, 21 August 2014, 9:34 am | Haunui Press

Poetry, publishing and a ‘back-to-basics’ approach to doing business come together this Friday night when three Manawatū poets (and their books) shake off their dust-jackets to reveal the colour and creativity that ‘thinking local’ can bring to our community. More >>

 

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